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World Bank Group

Senior Education Economist/Specialist - GG

Nigeria, Abuja Federal Capital Territory , Abuja

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank consists of two entities – the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA) – and is part of the World Bank Group. It is a global development cooperative owned by 189 member countries. As the largest development bank in the world, the World Bank provides loans, guarantees, risk management products, and advisory services to middle-income and creditworthy low-income countries, and coordinates responses to regional and global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org. Western and Central Africa (AFW) RegionWe need the best and brightest talent focused on Sub-Saharan African countries in order to harness the potential and innovation happening across the continent. Africa is a continent on the move, with a young population and a growing market of nearly 1.2bn people. We are committed to making the Africa regional teams into leading innovation hubs.Yet, these vast opportunities are tempered by persistent gaps in education, health, and skills, which have Africa only reaching forty percent of its estimated potential. Moreover, conflict, food insecurity, population growth, and the disruptive forces of climate change threaten to curtail or even reverse the progress that has been made over the past decades. In Western and Central Africa, the World Bank is a leading partner with a growing portfolio of 350 projects totaling more than US$38 billion in areas such as agriculture, trade and transport, energy, education, health, water, and sanitation - all to support job creation, gender equality, poverty reduction, and better lives. Across the continent, the World Bank's program has nearly doubled over the last 10 years. By 2030, about 87 percent of the world's extreme poor are projected to live in Sub-Saharan Africa, so this is where our mission to end extreme poverty and to promote shared prosperity will be achieved.  Are you ready to make an impact? We are looking for dedicated professionals to join our innovative and diverse team to improve people's lives and help countries build back better after COVID. Western and Central Africa (AFW) Regionhttps://www.worldbank.org/en/region/afr/western-and-central-africaThe Human Development (HD) Practice Group (PG)Human development is at the core of the World Bank's strategy to improve people's lives and support sustainable development. The Human Development research program spans education, health, social protection, and labor.Education Global Practice  Education is a human right, a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty and improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability. It delivers large, consistent returns in terms of income and is the most important factor to ensure equality of opportunities. For more information: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/educationCountry Management Unit ContextNigeria is central to the World Bank's mission of eliminating global poverty.  A multi-ethnic and diverse federation of 36 autonomous states, Nigeria is already Africa's largest country (over 200 million people) and Africa's largest economy. With its abundance of resources, a young and entrepreneurial population, and a dynamic private sector, Nigeria has the potential to be a giant on the global stage. At the same time, with over 40% of its population (over 80 million people) in poverty, Nigeria has the second largest population of extreme poor in the world. On human development, Nigeria ranks amongst the lowest in the world (6th lowest on the Human Capital Index). Nigeria needs to significantly transform its human development system to provide foundational and technical skills to more than 3 million young Nigerians coming of working age every year.HAWE3 UnitThe Education GP team in the AFW Region is divided into two units (HAWE3 and HAWE2), each covering three CMUs.  HAWE3 covers nine countries mapped to three Country Management Units (CMUs): (i) Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of Congo, (ii) Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone; and (iii) Nigeria. Clients range from low-income countries (LIC), among them several fragile and conflict-affected states, to a small but growing number of middle-income countries (MICs) but with weak human development indicators. Average annual per capita income varies widely, and inequalities persist in most AFW countries, with most of the Region's population living in poverty.  Despite the progress achieved in education, the AFW countries face major challenges with high level of learning poverty and out-of-school children, significant disadvantages adolescent girls face in terms of secondary education opportunities, and the low quality and limited relevance of skills programs for youth entering the labor market.The Education GP team in the region works with client countries – at the regional, national, and sub-national levels – to address their unique and shared challenges. We do this by addressing low quality at all levels of education, increasing the efficiency and accountability of education services, modernizing the higher end of the formal education continuum, integrating teaching and learning of science and technology at all levels, and aligning skills formation with the needs of a fast-growing Region, including LICs. It seeks to bring the best possible knowledge to bear on the practical challenges facing client countries and at the same time places a high priority on knowledge generation, including through rigorous impact evaluations of education interventions.The HAWE3 Unit is responsible for policy, analytical and operational work in the education sector in the AFW region. The unit currently has a portfolio of regional and country projects and programs, analytical and technical assistance activities financed through IDA grants and credits, IBRD loans, Trust Funds, and using investment, including results-based financing (including Program for Results (PforR) operations).  The portfolio spans the full spectrum of the education sector from early childhood development (ECD) to basic education, from secondary to technical and vocation education and training and to tertiary education, including the regional higher education projects.  Recent analytical and advisory work includes the preparation of an AFW Regional Education Strategy to improve education outcomes – specifically, reducing learning poverty, improving secondary education opportunities for girls and increasing opportunities for youth to acquire market-relevant skills. The operationalization of the regional strategy will require Bank Education teams to closely work with the relevant governments in developing their country-specific targets and implementation plans to achieve set those targets. Education Sector in Nigeria CMU The World Bank has been engaged in the development of the education sector in Nigeria for over two decades. The Bank support to the Government of Nigeria (GoN) has ranged from basic education, secondary, technical and vocational skills to tertiary education. The Bank-GoN partnership in the sector has come in the form of policy dialogue, lending, analytical and advisory services. The Education engagement is aligned with the current WBG Country Partnership Framework (CPF, FY21-FY25) for Nigeria whose overall aim is to support the country create opportunities for gainful employment by creating an enabling environment where private firms can become more productive, by investing in human capital, and by enhancing resilience so that gains can be preserved. This is done through an integrated engagement through a mix of lending and analytical work, with focus on providing innovative technical solutions for impact at scale. The current World Bank portfolio in the education sector includes multiple operations that aim to increase quality of and access to education and training, increase adolescent girls' empowerment, and provide market-relevant skills for better job opportunities. Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) Program seeks to reduce the number of out-of-school children and improve literacy in basic education, as well as improving system accountability for results. The Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) invests in both supply and demand-side interventions to improve secondary education opportunities among adolescent girls, especially from disadvantaged communities in targeted states, many of them in the north. The Innovation Development and Effectiveness in the Acquisition of Skills (IDEAS) project aims to improve the quality and relevance of skills in both the formal and informal sector, strengthening the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) system, with focus on strong private sector engagement and support to the larger skills development in the country. The Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence Impact (ACE Impact) Project is a regional project with the largest component for Nigeria supporting select Nigerian universities across the country and the National University Commission (NUC), with an objective to promote applied science, technology, and innovation to address regional challenges. The Edo Better Education Sector and Skills Transformation (EdoBESST) is an Edo-state specific Program for Results operation that seeks to support the improvement of teaching and learning processes in basic education using innovative approaches including digital technologies.To complement this strong lending portfolio in the education sector, the World Bank actively engages in policy dialogue, advisory services, technical assistance, and knowledge generation in basic education, human capital empowerment for adolescent girls, youth employment and skills and cross-cutting areas on governance, financing and digital development.The World Bank has recently prepared an AFW Regional Education Strategy to support the region to address its key challenges – high learning poverty and out-of-school children, substantial disadvantages adolescent girls face in secondary education opportunities, and too many young people entering the labor market every year without the relevant skills. The Bank is also expected to support the Government (federal and state level) in adapting the regional strategy to a Nigeria-specific action plan to address the above challenges and achieve its own 2030 targets on the three indicators.In light of the above, the HAWE3 Unit is seeking a qualified Senior Education Economist or Specialist to be based in Abuja, Nigeria. The selected candidate will report to the Practice Manager for HAWE3. S/he is expected to work in close collaboration with the other members of the education, the HD team and as needed with other global practices and the Nigeria CMU.The selected candidate will report to the Practice Manager for HAWE3 and is expected to work in close collaboration with the Country Management Unit (CMU), and the other members of the education and Human Development team, colleagues in other GPs based in Nigeria. In addition, also work with other team members based in Washington DC working on the different programs.  Duties and Accountabilities In the light of the above, the World Bank seeks to hire a Senior Education Specialist/Economist as part of a larger Nigeria Education team to lead and contribute to as appropriate, analytical work and operations in the Nigeria Country Management Unit's (CMU) education portfolio and related activities. The candidate will work primarily in Nigeria and other countries in the unit as and when appropriate. The selected candidate will be expected to engage in high quality policy dialogue with government counterparts and stakeholders on key issues in education and skills development, provide timely and quality implementation support to the governments on the lending operations, lead or co-lead the preparation of new lending programs, and lead or co-lead analytical work. The candidate will further develop and support new business areas of engagement, including partnering with key stakeholders to attain results. The candidate must have: (a) strong education technical expertise and integrity; (b) ability and agility to identify areas for policy and/or institutional reforms that could be addressed through policy and results-based approaches; and (c) engage with other global practices to enhance Nigeria's development trajectoryThe main responsibilities include: • Operations: Design and supervise operations, both as leader and as member of team, in the education sector or multi-sectoral operations, tapping into the Bank's full range of lending instruments (including investment project financing, result-based financing, etc). Provide implementation support for the on-going portfolio. Provide timely advice and support to clients in implementing projects and help to build capacity of the Federal and States' Ministries of Education, as well as parastatals under the Ministries.• Policy dialogue and building client capacity: Conduct sectoral policy dialogue with clients at the highest levels, on a range of complex issues at different levels of education. Identify and nurture opportunities for participating in the broader policy dialogue in the country especially in so far as they impact on education or where the education sector can contribute. Build client capacity to use findings of policy research/ analytical work for developing new policies. Provide technical advice on key issues and strategic directions for the country's education sector development, by bringing relevant international experience and research to assist in developing local solutions, on issues such as strategies to expanding access to quality primary and secondary education, girls education, improving the quality and relevance of skills development, use of digital technology in education, and public private partnerships.• Analytical work and non-lending services: Design and lead the preparation of "cutting edge" technical products that respond to critical policy questions identified by the client and which have an impact on policy and operational design on issues and policies related to education and training (including education finance, policy dialogue, governance, teacher policies, national large-scale assessments of student learning achievement, quality assurance systems, and skills development.  In addition, the successful candidate is expected to lead/contribute to activities such as impact evaluation, feasibility study, economic analysis of education operations, public expenditure reviews and other education sector work. Produce "just in time" notes of high quality as well as lead longer analytical reports.  Work on cross-sectoral teams to contribute to products such as public expenditure reviews and implementation of decentralization. Contribute to the country diagnostics and other core analytic work. Contribute to the unit's analytical work by generating "think pieces" and synthesis papers. Provide education sector input to regular Bank products and outputs, e.g. HD-wide analytical tasks, CMU tasks. Liaise with HD staff on integrated HD inputs and activities. • Leadership: Work closely with the Practice Manager, the education team, the CMU and other sectors to identify, develop and support new business areas of engagement, including innovative financial products, technical advisory services and other services, as required.• Education and human development sector work: Provide education sector input to regular Bank's products/outputs (e.g. HD sector briefings and memos, background reports, project performance reviews, etc.).  Liaise with HD staff on integrated HD inputs and activities.  Respond to ad-hoc information requests from internal and external parties.  • Partnerships: Work constructively with Local Education Group (LEG), partners, including bilateral and multi-lateral donors, UN agencies, NGOs, and private sector partners. Contribute to alignment and coordination around country led priorities.  Selection Criteria The Education GP is seeking an experienced, versatile, and highly motivated candidate to work on a large and growing portfolio as part of the education team based in Abuja, Nigeria. The ideal candidate will combine excellent team work and client dialogue skills, excellent technical skills, a capacity to translate analytical findings into policy and into innovative Bank operations to help clients shift policies in new directions or to pilot new approaches; and operational skills to provide effective implementation support for the Bank's growing portfolio. The candidate should have:• Education: A minimum of a Master's Degree (preferably PhD) in economics, education (economics of education, education policy, etc.), public policy, or a related field;• Experience: A minimum of 8 years directly relevant work experience in education; and demonstrated expert-level knowledge of education policy.  Experience in World Bank operations as demonstrated through TTL-ship and or being core member for lending operations. Demonstrated experience on education policy, including ECD, primary and secondary education, skills development and tertiary education. Experience working clients to build capacity and engage in dialogue on education service delivery. Experience working with development partners.  Knowledge of the GPE processes is plus.• Strong analytical/technical skills: Analytical and economics skills (e.g., education, labor economics), education policy analysis, including an understanding of the core education data sets, indicators, tools for analysis of these data, and the use of evidence for education policy;• Strong client orientation. Ability to support policy dialogue, including Ministries of Education, and Ministry of Finance, and other stakeholders.• Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to lead teams. Excellent interpersonal skills, with proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team and multicultural environment, with minimum supervision.• High levels of energy, initiative, and flexibility.  Proactive attitude to challenges and flexibility in quickly adjusting to changing work program requirements. Ability to juggle numerous competing demands and priorities, respond quickly to internal and external client requests, and set realistic priorities for self and others.• Language and communication skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. The candidate will be expected to write concisely and expediently; present technical information to clients; and represent the WBG education team among donors and the client.• Willingness to travel, as required by the different tasks. CompetenciesIn addition to the above, the successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following competencies• Education knowledge and experience: Possesses technical skills, including an understanding of key core education issues with regard to quality, relevance, and equity at all levels. Has familiarity with analytical resources, data sets, indicators, tools for data analysis, and the use of evidence for education policy. • General economic knowledge and analytical skills: Possesses a demonstrated track record of working with economic and sectoral data and analytical and produce user-friendly written outputs.• Policy Dialogue Skills: Possesses political judgment, diplomatic acumen, and negotiating skills; applies cross-country development knowledge to discussions with clients and development partners; anticipates needs and requests in the field and develops/offers relevant tools to clients.• Knowledge and experience in development arena: Understands policy making processes; distills operationally relevant recommendations/lessons for clients; understanding of political economy issues as well as a good grasp of governance issues in education.• Integrative skills: Demonstrates strong integrative thinking and ability to support project teams in developing an integrated point of view around development challenges.• Analytical Services and Advisory (ASA) policy, strategic and technical analysis for country/sector Issues:  Provides inputs to key ASA documents by analyzing relevant issues, soliciting input from others, and using data and facts to support conclusions and/or position.• Written and verbal communication:  Delivers information effectively.• Client orientation:  Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success.• Drive for results: Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results, and has the personal organization skills to do so. • Teamwork (collaboration) and inclusion:  Collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team's work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view. • Knowledge, learning, and communication:  Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner.• Business judgment and analytical decision making:  Analyzes facts and data to support sound, logical decisions regarding own and others' work World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.        ______________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:1.     Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.ch2.     Benefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ______________________________________________________________________

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18/01/2023
World Bank Group

Partnership Officer - GF

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org The Human Development (HD) Practice Group (PG)The World Bank Group (WBG) is the largest provider of development finance and solutions for human development working with high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries to develop country-tailored solutions for human development (HD) under the themes of education, health, social protection, jobs and gender. The HD PG coordinates with other Practice Groups to ensure a coordinated and integrated approach to development challenges, and through the World Bank Regional Units is expected to deliver the strongest and most pertinent support to our client countries. The Human Development Vice Presidency (HDVP) at the World Bank Group is made up of the Global Practices for education; health, nutrition, and population; and social protection and jobs; additionally, the HDVP houses the gender group.  As such, HD is central to the World Bank Group's goals to end extreme poverty by 2030 and raise shared prosperity. Over the past few years, the World Bank's Human development sector has been delivering a scaled-up program with an active portfolio over $71.3B with engagements in 121 countries. New commitments in FY21 are expected to reach a total $21.2B by FY end.  Human capital development, and in particular, the health sector program, has taken a central role for the WBG, as a result of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and its impact. The primary challenges of health development relate to health, nutrition, and demographic transitions that are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic both, through an agile short-term response, and a sustainable and inclusive longer-term response that tackles inequitable opportunities and outcomes in the health sector globally, regionally and within countries.  The fundamental challenge is to preempt, prevent and mitigate the developmental impact of these challenges now and into the future.  Specific challenges include: providing equitable, efficient, accountable and sustainable financing of health coverage; providing equitable, quality, appropriate and scaled-up delivery of priority public health services according to need; mobilizing the appropriate quantity and quality of key health systems inputs related to health workers, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare technology and facilities; and strengthening models of governance for the health sector that recognize core functions for government, responsibilities/accountability of key actors and enhance competencies for governance across levels (local, national, regional and global) and sectors (public/private/civil society, as well as government sectors such as education, transport, social protection, etc.).Health, Nutrition & Population Global Practice  The World Bank Group (WBG) supports countries' efforts towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and to provide quality, affordable health services to everyone regardless of their ability to pay by strengthening primary health care systems and reducing the financial risks associated with ill health and increasing equity. For more information: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/health  Unit ContextGlobal Financing Facility Context The Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF) is a multi-stakeholder global partnership housed at the World Bank that is committed to ensuring all women, children and adolescents can survive and thrive. Launched in July 2015, the GFF supports 36 low and lower-middle income countries with catalytic financing and technical assistance to develop and implement prioritized national health plans to scale up access to affordable, quality care for women, children, and adolescents. The GFF also works with countries to maximize the use of domestic financing and external support for better, more sustainable health results. The GFF is squarely focused on prioritizing and scaling up evidence-driven investments to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition through targeted strengthening of primary health care systems – to save lives and as a critical first step toward accelerating progress on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The GFF has pioneered a shift from traditional development approaches to a more sustainable way forward where governments lead and bring global partners together to support a prioritized, costed national plan. Through this partnership, the GFF aims to mobilize additional funding through the combination of grants from a dedicated multi-donor trust fund (the GFF Trust Fund), financing from International Development Association (IDA) and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), and the crowding in of additional domestic and external resources. This approach has catalyzed high-impact investments for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition in the world's most vulnerable countries. More information is available at: www.globalfinancingfacility.orgDuties and ResponsibilitiesThe External Relations team plays a key role in realizing the ambition of the GFF, which is better health and nutrition outcomes for women, children, and adolescents. The GFF is seeking an experienced, talented, motivated Partnerships Officer to be part of this high-impact team, working to deliver on the goals of this dynamic partnership.Scope of WorkThe Partnerships Officer works under the direction and guidance of the GFF Secretariat's Lead on External Relations and co-supervisor and reports formally to the GFF Practice Manager. The Partnerships Officer will have responsibilities that include, but not be limited to: • Contribute to the overall development and implementation of GFF's strategy and work program for external relations. Develop and/or lead engagement strategies with current and prospective donors.• Contribute to the overall development and implementation of GFF's resource mobilization strategy.• Support tracking of political, budgetary and policy developments in key donor markets, and provide timely intelligence and briefings to GFF Leadership.  • Support engagement in specific markets including through building effective relationships with government, civil society and parliamentarians.• Build interest and understanding of the GFF model and liaise effectively with technical team members for input into the resource mobilization strategy and specific donor engagements.• Provide strategic and timely advice to GFF Secretariat team members on donor relations upon request, in close coordination with GFF resource mobilization lead and other GFF external relations team members.• Lead the outreach and mobilization of foundation and private sector contributors to the GFF trust fund.• Cultivate and sustain strong relationships with existing and prospective key stakeholders across various partner constituencies including donor agencies, multilaterals, private sector, and civil society organizations to support resource mobilization and the effective implementation of the GFF agenda.  Selection Criteria• A Master's degree (International Relations/Public Affairs, Political Science, or other related field) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience;• Demonstrated experience engaging with high-level leadership in governance context, and stakeholder relationships with donors, multilateral and bilateral donors and agencies, as well as civil society and private sector representatives and constituency engagement required. Proven track-record and successes in global health or development resource mobilization required, extensive experience in donor engagement required. Experience with emerging donor markets and private sector/private foundations preferred;• Demonstrated ability to communicate with internal and external partners in both written and spoken, based on understanding their interests and needs, and possessing experience with international development topics and issues. Solid understanding of global development topics and ability to identify engagement opportunities and risks in an international environment; • Excellent English language skills and proficiency to write and edit complex products for purposeful structure, clarity of ideas, and logical, persuasive presentation. French preferred;• Demonstrated ability to nurture and maintain relationships and communications with critical internal and external constituencies and stakeholders. Experience with complex political and budgetary systems in donor markets required;• Demonstrated ability to think strategically and rapidly analyze diverse information from varied sources;• Demonstrated ability and the necessary personal organization skills to take initiative, personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines, work under pressure, and achieve agreed-upon results;• Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and achieve results;• Demonstrated ability for teamwork in a multicultural environment.The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.         ______________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:1.     Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.ch2.     Benefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ______________________________________________________________________

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18/01/2023
World Bank Group

Senior HR Specialist, Talent Management - GG

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

Description Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group (WBG) provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org The Talent and Career Development Center of Expertise is responsible for providing integrated frameworks for performance management, conducting talent reviews, creating listening mechanisms to capture employee experience, mobilizing staff to required roles, enabling succession management to identify, develop and deploy leaders and providing career resources and advice to clarify roles and expectations at each level. The work program requires in-depth expertise in the areas of employee listening and engagement, engagement surveys design and delivery, talent management, as well as strong client relationship management and teamwork. The position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Manager, Talent and Career Development in the Human Resources Vice Presidency.  Duties & Accountabilities• Contribute to the enhancement of the employee listening and engagement survey and long-term strategy that meets the business needs and supports business priorities with high engagement of our workforce. Bring together pulse surveys, life-cycle surveys, 360 feedback assessments and other experience data.• Lead the development, implementation, facilitation, analysis and reporting of employee engagement practices; partners with HRBPs and other stakeholders to identify manage action plans.• Manage and deliver annual, bi-annual and life-cycle employee listening strategies to include survey deployment and results analysis and socialization.• Develop and implement impactful manager and employee enablement initiatives post-survey to facilitate enterprise-wide action management and continued visibility to impact employee voice has on business planning and strategy development.• Contribute to the development and facilitation of training related to employee listening and engagement.• Provide direction and oversight to external consultants and vendors as necessary.• Monitor and assess the effectiveness of programs implemented through trend analysis of program outcomes, interviews with management and staff, etc.  • Build relationships and engage with key internal and external stakeholders to better understand client needs; understand the linkages with other HR functional areas and collaborate with colleagues across the Human Resources Department; liaise with other International Finance Institutions; prepare and deliver high quality communication materials for a variety of audiences.• Prepare and deliver high quality communication materials for staff and managers across all levels of the World Bank (Headquarters and country offices).• Conduct focus groups, engagements and interviews with various levels of stakeholders to gather input for program design and enhancements.• Participate in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.  Selection Criteria • Master's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Behavioral Sciences, Organizational Development/Behavior or related field with a minimum of 8 years relevant experience.• Proven expertise in leading HR/talent management practices, especially employee engagement practices and approaches including measuring employee engagement via surveys and driving engagement via action management.• Experience utilizing AI/ML solutions, designing and delivering employee listening mechanisms (surveys, focus groups, 1~1 interviews, 360 assessments, etc.) to produce actionable insights and monitoring for action management.• Excellent change management experience and ability to build relationships, conduct focus groups and collaborate effectively across diverse client groups and the Human Resources Department colleagues. • Excellent analytical skills; ability to provide reports, analyze data, draw conclusions and provide data-driven recommendations.• High-level of proficiency in problem solving, critical thinking, analyzing complex situations, and absorbing considerable amounts of data to identify key themes and identify actionable insights that lead to effective solutions and recommendations.• Superb project management, planning, coordination and organizational skills.• Excellent and concise communicator, written, verbal and presentation skills.• Positive attitude, strong results orientation and high degree of initiative and responsiveness.• Proven ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, apply continuous improvement and innovative mindset.• Ability to multitask, meet tight deadlines, and attend to details while staying focused on key priorities• Ability to confidently interact with senior management as well as create trusting working relationships and partnerships at all levels of the organization. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.        ______________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:1.     Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.ch2.     Benefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ______________________________________________________________________

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18/01/2023
World Bank Group

Chief Data Privacy Officer - GH

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
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DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org VPU Background:In May 2018, the World Bank Group (WBG) adopted a high-level, principles based privacy policy reflecting international privacy standards (the Privacy Policy).  Under this policy, the World Bank has created a privacy framework as well as a uniform privacy management strategy led by the Data Privacy Office. The Data Privacy Office will be headed by the Chief Data Privacy Officer who will be responsible for establishing and overseeing the privacy program (the Program). Job Description:The Chief Data Privacy Officer (CDPO) will be responsible for implementing and maintaining the privacy Program, which must operate in an effective manner that safeguards the World Bank's institutional interests as well as those of its partners and clients.  CDPO will report to the Director Operational Risk whilst having independence on data privacy compliance related matters.  He or she will be required to have deep familiarity with privacy regulations as well as established privacy programs (i.e., Internal management setup) including(1) in-depth understanding of regulatory frameworks for data privacy including the EU GDPR; and(2) deep familiarity with various privacy programs adopted in international organizations. Core responsibilities include:PolicyAdvising and providing thought leadership on the World Bank's compliance with its WBG Privacy Policy.Implementing the WBG Privacy Policy through directives and procedures.Tracking international best practices and proposing necessary changes to the Bank's policy framework, as appropriate for the Bank.Maintaining and running a WB privacy program, including providing training and awareness on privacy issues to staff and having oversight of privacy related matters across the World Bank Governance and change management/trainingMonitoring the adherence to WBG Privacy Policy and its implementing legal framework.Working across organizational boundaries to collaborate responses to various inquiries.Leading and inspiring staff in his/her unit to perform and delivering for better results and achieving. their fullest potential through coaching and mentorship.Proactively addressing issues related to data privacy.Liaising with peers in IFC and MIGA to ensure consistency and promoting synergies on privacy related matters across the WBG.Reporting privacy related issues, including non-compliance and privacy breaches to management and other oversight functions as appropriate and working collaboratively to develop solutions.Fostering a culture of compliance with privacy requirements and issues. ImplementationIdentifying and assessing risks related to different processing activities to prioritize compliance work.Acting as the point of contact for data subjects and responding to requests of data subjects.Conducting data privacy impact assessments and maintaining a repository of personal data.Understanding IT infrastructure, technology, technical and organizational structure of the World Bank.Maintaining and implementing IT tools to support activities of the privacy office.Supporting the response to data incidents.Managing resources efficiently and effectivelyAssessing and monitoring vendor related privacy risks in partnership with key stakeholders such as corporate procurement and the IT vice presidency.Investigating matters related to the above-mentioned tasks.Providing recommendations to business units, supporting, and overseeing implementation of any necessary changes and conducting periodic reviews of how the World Bank obtains, uses, stores, shares and disseminates personal information.The CDPO will engage with data processing VPUs / units across the World Bank.   Selection CriteriaMust have a master's degree.Must have a track record and experience of running and managing a robust Data Privacy and Protection program for a global organization, including a minimum of 12 years in the Compliance function.Should have in-depth knowledge including practical implementation experience of regulatory frameworks for data privacy including the EU GDPR.Strong managerial skills including experience of collaborative approaches of working with stakeholders is essentialFamiliarity with processes of public administration as well as familiarity with public international law are desired.Expertise which aligns with the World Bank's data processing operations, and familiarity with the nature of its data processing activities.Experience defining data privacy and protection policies and the ability to articulate them in ways that other stakeholders can understand.Understanding of IT infrastructure and tools.Understanding of data privacy impact assessment processes. Ability to interface easily with internal staff at all levels, and actively engage with stakeholders to provide leadership, subject matter expertise, and monitoring of the World Bank's privacy and personal data protection program.Proven track record in monitoring a company's or organization's ongoing compliance with its data protection and privacy policies and procedures. Development of goals to ensure ongoing compliance, including methodology for internal investigations regarding any report of or suspected noncompliance.Proven track record of strategic thinking and development of business focused solutions.Leadership and delivery of cross-functional projects, with strong ability to prioritize multiple tasks and respond to emergencies and to organize and schedule work effectively Managerial & Core CompetenciesPeople/Talent ManagementManages staff of the practice group, including the recruitment, coaching, performance evaluation and career development guidance. Identify staff's performance gaps and develop appropriate course of actions to address the gaps while nurturing emerging talent;Manages and oversees the engagement of technical consultants. Distributes workloads equitably among staff, taking into account their different seniority levels.Promotes a culture of effective teamworkResource Management accountabilitiesEffectively manages the budget of the practice group in a resource-constrained environment; ensures effective formulation of the unit's budget proposal, input into budget decisions and managing the unit's financial resources effectively and efficientlyRelationship Management accountabilities (Internal and External).Provides ongoing representation of the WB and outreach to key stakeholders. Keeps senior management abreast of key stakeholder dialogue.Coordinates and collaborates in the field with other development partners to further the effectiveness agenda.Knowledge Management accountabilitiesDisseminates best practices and lessons learned. Manages the learning and knowledge flows in the team and supports the VP on VPU-wide knowledge initiatives.Fostering Openness to New IdeasInvites others into the decision-making process through collaboration, group discussion and debate. Creates an environment in which respect, equity, and positive recognition of differences are cultivated. Adjusts tactics or approach in response to input from others. Requests feedback with the intention of taking action based on consideration of that feedback. Encourages others to seek diverse views from across the organization. Identifies ways to ensure that diversity of thought is incorporated into and strengthens our overall solutions and approaches to problem solving.Building Talent for the FutureProvides challenging stretch assignments to build employee capabilities and increase confidence for handling situations in the future. Broadens others' understanding; for example, exposes them to broader business issues and provides growth opportunities even when this involves risk for meeting short term goals. Encourages others and provides feedback after a setback to help them learn from their experience, expressing confidence in their ability to grow. Takes ownership for people that they develop and promote. Consistently finds ways to identify and spotlight diverse talent and provide them with tangible opportunities to develop and broaden their skill sets.Leading Team for ImpactObtains the necessary resources to enable the team to do their jobs, including hiring or attracting the best people with the right skills from a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives. Directly addresses performance related issues, consistently motivates team to high performance standards. Looks for ways to differentiate rewards to recognize individual and team performance and give credit where credit is due. Protects the team and their actions/decisions from negative influences when actions/decisions are based on sound judgment and in line with WBG values/mission.Influencing Across BoundariesHas broad networks and is able to use them to influence indirectly within and outside of own unit or department. Leverages understanding of the informal organizational network in order to develop trusting relationships; for example, knows who influences whom and seeks their involvement in influencing the target audience. Invests personal energy and time in building buy-in to ideas, strategic direction or key decisions. Recognizes that diversity may lead to different opinions and values and ensures that its impact is incorporated into their approach to persuading.Courage of ConvictionsLeads in a decisive, firm and fair manner, inviting, encouraging, and listening to all other's opinions and suggestions and making decisions based on expertise, data, and an understanding of what is best. Facilitates open debate and remains confident when challenged, stating the rationale for one's views clearly. After stating one's views clearly and confidently, stands by team and organizational decisions regardless of personal viewpoints.  World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.          ______________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:1.     Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.ch2.     Benefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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14/01/2023